Fact file

UAE

• Population: 4,041,000 (2003)
• Internet connections: 332,000 (mid 2004)
• Telephone lines: 4.471 millions (mid 2004)
• Mobile connections/users: 3.308 millions (mid 2004) with 1.25 million users
• Households having TV/cable TV: e-vision one of the Cable TV providers in the UAE had 200,000 subscriber in 2003. E-vision is one of Etisalat subsidiaries. By 2005, the number should’ve increased tremendously especially with the introduction of wireless platforms. 33 satellite and terrestrial TV channels broadcasts from UAE.
• PC installations: 673,000 in 2003
• Websites: 29,000+ approx.
• Universities: 36 higher education institutes
• Youth population: 2.5 million between the ages of 15 and 40 (2003)

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